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>> part of our month long look at working in america. "hard earned". the government says forces have retaken the capital of the oil-rich upper nile state. this is al jazeera i'm darren jordan in doha. also ahead on the programme - the price of war. two-thirds of people in yemen are living without clean water, says a leading aid agency. >> one year after india's prime minister came to power, we tell you how some people are grading his performance a tornado hits a mexican border town killing 13 people.
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>> south sudan's army said it has retain malakal from rebels. it has left thousands displaced in the oil-rich upper nile state, and has changed hands several times since the conflict started in 2013. we have this report from juba. >> south sudan's military campaign to take malakal from the rebels was vital. whoever controls the capital controls the oil fields. the opposition and the local militia that had been armed by the government overran the area last thursday. the government sees the rebels had outside help. >> khartoum is behind the rebellions, and will not accept
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this. we fought to liberate the country. it is capable of protecting itself. >> after days of fighting troops gained control to the north, and close to the oil fields. this is what is left. until recently which is a thriving community. many residents fled to a neighbouring area where the oil fields are. for now, they will stay here. there's nothing to go back to. >> the conflict devastated many lives, the economy is low. critical shortage of foreign currency and commodity prices doubled. >> the produce is received from neighbouring countries, others have given up and closed shop. this ugandan man says once the stock is finished that is it. she goes back home. >> sometimes you get dollars from the black market but they
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are fake. we can't get dollars from the bank. we make losses no matter how much we raise prices. we pass on the costs. life is getting tougher, and economists are worried about what might happen if things don't change. >> it a collapse of the stay. if the economy is gone it collapses. the economy of the company means production and assumption in that economy. production stops, there's no more income for the country and you expect the worse to happen the government and the opposition say they are committed to peace, but actions on the ground are making it difficult for many here to believe them. >> an agreement has been reached in nigeria, that could end an energy crisis days before the new president is sworn in.
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the fuel shortage causes queues and businesses banks, hospitals and airlines had to scale back because of the crisis. the government promises to pay back money. >> oil is found in the niger delta, in southern nigeria. there are only three refineries. most crude oil has to be exported so it can be refined. it's imported back in to nigeria by distribution companies. they pay $7 billion allowing companies to sell fuel for as cheep as $0.40 a litre. a billion in subsidies had not been paid. the companies protested, going on strike. in burundi, one person was killed when police opened fire on a group of protesters. about 100 people were demonstrating in the province when the incident happened. it is 60km south of the capital.
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there has been weeks of protests sparked by a decision to run for a third term. >> u.n. brokered peace talks aimed at ending the fighting in yemen have been postponed. they were due to begin on thursday, as renewed shelling in tiaz. >> houthi rebels and forces loyal targeted several neighbourhoods. the government is calling on the international community to protect civilians. >> in the west thousands killed soldiers loyal to ali abdullah saleh. they targeted a republican guard camp. there has been fighting in the southern city. forces loyal to the exiled president abd-rabbu mansour hadi have taken control of a military camp and took control of several houthi rebel conditions. >> saudi-led fighter jets hit the home of the son of the former president ali abdullah
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saleh. there were no reports of casualties. >> an oxfam report warns that the conflict in yemen left more people without access to clean water, and says an additional 3 million people have been affected raising the number to 16 million, two-thirds of the population at risk of life-threatening diseases. oxfam's spokesman said people are trying to cope with the shortage as best they can. >> people are resorting to any means available. some people we know have been digging wells in the courtyards and trying to find whatever water they can in their property. others have been accepting help from agencies where they can get it in and some people resort to buying water from water trucks. the problem with that though is with reduced fuel supplies and available water the price has gone up and up and most can't do that. water born disease is prevalent.
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i don't think we have gotten to the point until now where we are at risk of an horrific outbreak that would effect the population on a large scale. we have been in the country for more than 30 years, working with local communities to pump treat and make available water supplies but we have never seen anything like this. british prime minister david cameron, and russian president vladimir putin want to restart talks on the syrian civil war. talks came about whon vladimir putin called cameron to congratulate him on the election. it's in the interests of russia and the u.k. to find a solution and stop the rise of i.s.i.l. it's not known when the talks will start iran's deputy foreign minister rejected proposals from world powers to move forward with a deal on a nuclear programme. they will not expect a demand
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for nuclear sites. some solutions were found, not all accepted by tehran they included interviews of those with the nuclear programme from the atomic energy agency a lift submitted by the p5+1. and if they could interview specific people they would be able to do the military issue, this was not agreed to in tehran. >> an american journalist is due to go on trial. the charges includes spying and spreading propaganda. u.s. officials called for the release. iran says it must run its course. >> for 10 months jason reseighan has been held in a prison charged with spying and disseminating propaganda. he faces the charges on tuesday,
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behind closed doors. not each the family can taped. his brother believes it's telling. >> now they'll have a try and they'll keep it as closed as possible so there's less in fact to know why he has been held. reseighan grew up in the u.s. but wanted to return to a country his father left. >> getting to the country was hard. not so much the journey, but the hoops i had to jump through. >> he stayed with duel citizenship. and took a job with "the washington post." the newspaper strategy is to link two things the imprisonment of their journalist and negotiations with iran over the nuclear programme, making the case unless our journalist is freed, you can't trust rain to follow throe on a deal. so far they are treated as separate issues. they have called for his release. >> jason has been imprisoned in
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tehran for nothing more than writing about the hopes of the iranian people the iranian foreign minister says he helped resign seen his family and insists that's all he can do. >> this is a judicial matter. they believe the charges against him are serious. but he will go through the judicial process, which will access his lawyers, and he'll go through a trial. >> his bosses at the paper hope that the judge will throw out the case on tuesday. but are presence if knowing that the evidence will stay secret in a court hearing behind closed doors. >> a fire at a home for the elderly in central china killed 38 injuring six. a blaze happened in a privately held home. agent brown has more from beijing. >> details about the fire is
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few. the local government reports that on tuesday morning 38 people died in a fire at an old people's home in the city. 34 were rescued. this old people's home had 158 residents. by the middle of tuesday morning, it was fair to assume many had not made it. the fire broke out at five to eight on monday some time after the residents would have had their evening meal. it's a part of china where people go to bed early, and they may have had no idea that the fire broke out and no means of estate. from the pictures on television where firearm are wading through the debris it is clear in this was a ferocious blaze. now, in china fires like this are not uncommon it's a country that suffers from poor safety
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standards, and also very lox enforcement. >> still ahead the rohingya who found a better life. they made their escape 20 years ago. and local elections spell trouble for spain's ruling party. party.
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>> al jazeera america, weekday mornings. catch up on what happened overnight with a full morning brief. get a first hand look with in-depth reports and investigations. start weekday mornings with al jazeera america. open your eyes to a world in motion. welcome back. the top stories here on al jazeera. south sudan's army retakes the capital malakal from rebels after weeks of fighting. the rebels left thousands in
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place. malakal changed hands several times in december 2013. an oxfam report warns that the conflict in yemen has left more people without access to clean water. 3 million have been affected since the war started, raising the number to 16 million, two-thirds of the population without clean water and at risk of life. >> a fire at a home for the elderly in central china killed 38. the blaze happened at a privately run home. malaysia's prime minister called on japan and the rest of the community to tackle south-east asia's crisis. there was a speech in tokyo. >> we tried to look for the asian solution but it is -- as yen solution, but it's an international problem.
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therefore anything that japan can do it helps us alive waitiate -- alleviate the problem will be welcome. >> al jazeera reports from new zealand, where some rohingya found better lives. >> these rohingya men and families have come a long way. they escaped from myanmar. after working in thailand and malaysia we were granted residency. the people left behind are never far from their thoughts. >> it's like they are living in the open space prison. they have no rite to go out. they have no rites to study. >> if they had stayed in myanmar, in the home town this is where they would likely be - with four brothers and sisters in amps.
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camps. more than 12,000 rohingya have been forced from their houses because of attacks led by buddhists and can't go home. there has been tensions for decades much the issue hit the waves because of a new wave of refugees escaping in boats. many went to myanmar and found what were termed as signs of genocide. >> we are talking about the 1948 un convention on genocide. it talks about group tarted violence -- targeted violence and targetting a population based on religious, ethnic characteristics. others agree, and believe there appears to be enough evidence to take action against the government and individuals. there needs to be direct ramifications to myanmar, in terms of to change. i'm not just talking about dealing with the people that are
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fleeing, but in terms of a long-term strategy. there's no doubts in the minds of friends and family in myanmar are in a lot of danger. >> this is a big test for the international community, not just for mean marr's neighbours who have been reluctant to criticize, but for western relations, after it turned to democracy five years ago. the plight of the re shows how far it has to go. >> in afghanistan, five have been killed in the used province. >> the blast hit the regional capital. it's unclear who is behind the bombing. violence has intensified. >> in afghanistan, 19 police men and seven soldiers have been killed in a taliban attack.
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taliban gunmen surrounded police headquarters. heavy fighting is ongoing, and the district police chief says the gunmen have captured most of the area. >> it's been a year since the indian prime minister narendra modi claimed a landslide election victory, promising to bring in reforms that would reposition india was a global power. as reported some voters say little has changed. a year ago an indian government came to power, promising to clean up the country's politics, and its neighbourhood. not much has changed in this community in the heart of new dehli. despite optimism at the ballot box, life is as hard as it was 12 months ago. >> translation: i don't know why i voted. what's the use. we are so poor we have nothing. no one helps us we are sick and have no one to turn to.
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>> before his first day in office the prime ministered tackling the indian sanitation crisis would be the top priority. >> looking around the neighbourhood, it's easy to see why voters are just as disenchanted with this government as with the last. it's not just people in need of the basics who continue to struggle despite the v.j.p.s promise of change. they were excited when last year the government announced plans to turn india into a manufacturing hub. that should have increased orders. business has gone anything but brisk. >> there is a huge fight for small margins. the system has not been upgraded. we get to hear that big changes have been made. as of now we don't see progress. >> that is a common complaint
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against the party, that won its biggest elect toral mandate in may last year. >> euphoria dissipate. >> in the first or second year people start getting unease unaddressed. >> after, i think if the government is unable to deliver something, then people start educating, and it's difficult for the government to turn the side. >> dissatisfaction is growing in communities like this one. when the government said it would sake more than a year to make the big changes india needs, people living here say the small ones are hard to see anti-austerity parties in spain made gapes in regional and local elections, the ruling conservative party suffered the worse results in more than a
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decade. after four years of corruption scandals. >> reporter: the spanish woke up to a new plate call landscape. the parties were punished by the electorate for austerity and corruption, the newspapers predicted a new era of coalition politician and stability, as the results came in it was clear that this man would play a leading roll in what comes next. the podemos leader iglacious. >> now we are obliged to work hard gain strength and continue the path of the political transformation of the country. >> from barcelona to madrid. there were celebrations as candidates from the smaller parties triumphed overturning majorities held by the ruling conservative parties and the
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mainstream. >> the people have spoken and continue to do so. i'm proud of how they marked the beginning of a new phase. >> what we have here is a new trand. they come down and talk. the prime minister is under huge pressure in the run-up to a general election in object. >> i insist that the victory of the popular party is unquestionable. it was obvious that they didn't have the numbers. >> after a few years, it could be on the brink of holding the ambulance of power in spain. >> in peru the protesters has been killed in the southern
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town. riot police fired tear gas. they were protesting against workers at the mining company. the state of emergency was declared by the government. following a series of protests. a vol gaino in one of the islands in threatening the species. it erupted early on monday. a powerful tornado has ripped through a city in northern mexico killing 13, injuring more. >> the damage left in the wake the storm striking just under six in the morning. labelling the storm with wind in excess. the service tells us that
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tornado are rare in mexico. it will tell us that there's not a system of alarms in place. intrigs to the dead 350 homes were damaged. the governor has visited the scene, it's called a natural disaster. as the ascertain goes on. the death toll could rise. across the border in the u.s. state of texas, the governor declared a state of disaster in 24 counties. storms and tornados has left many without power. under water, that's how it was felt after being battered by rain and flooding. few died hundreds left the
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homes in the wake of the storm. small towns bore the brunt. the wife and two kids are missing. we have whole streets that have one or two houses left on them. >> when you walk around here it can take months to fix a lot of this stuff. >> reporter: rescue personal implored people to stay indoors. >> we have infrastructure damage through the country. there are powerlines down debris on the roadways. bridges. this is not the time to start moving. it's the largest in the history of the region it's significant in the impact. it's different to any flood, and
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a firefighter was swept into a drain and drowned. awashed with water, coming at a time when the region was suffering from a serious drought. now, no more. people are hoping for the rain to stop. it may be wishful thinking. >> now, a few years ago, the unemployment rate from the young soldiers returning from combat is 30%. numbers have fallen. but many are struggling to find regular jobs. we have this report on ou a priest is trying to change all that. scott bake erjoined the u.s. military when he was 19 years old. he fought in iraq and afghanistan. when he came back to the united states he couldn't find a job. >> when people thing of p.t.s.d. no one things of a
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regular guy in a suit and tie. >> reporter: despite a college degree and solid resume he was unable to find help in the corporate world. that's how he ended up in the dog tag baky coming from the dog tags hanging around soldiers' nets. father rick kerrry helped to create the bakery after realising many needed help. >> i ran a small bikery business in main and saw how the disabled persons loved to see product at the end of the day, and i thought that was it i'll start a bakery. >> curry made it happen. he knows what it's like to overcome stigma being born with one arm. soldiers say father curry is the inspiration. >> he's enlightening and sightful and a mentor.
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>> he's helping them with experience. >> i was a paratrooper. i jumped out of airplanes with explosives. >> into skills that could be marketed back home. the veterans say there's a shared ethic. >> you go to the bakery to be happy. i wanted to place veterans with disabilities and their spouses and caregivers into an atmosphere that could be happy. i wanted the interchanged meaningful and happy. >> it's working. and chooech sweeter sales are increasing every month. >> carlo ancelotti has been fired as manager of real madrid. he has been in charge for two seasons. he led the team to victory in
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the spanish shut. failure in the compete ights was enough for the board to fire him. the new manager was appointed in the next week. >> keep up to date with news on the website. the address >> it's christmas eve and u.s. soldiers are preparing for their last month in afghanistan. about 40,000 are still here. by the end of the year there will be just 8,000. we traveled to afghanistan in the midst of this transition. but on the base, we found a